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Cocoa West, FL

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Sunrise 6:47AMSunset 7:54PM Monday April 23, 2018 5:38 AM EDT (09:38 UTC) Moonrise 12:47PMMoonset 1:39AM Illumination 56% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 8 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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AMZ552 Volusia-brevard County Line To Sebastian Inlet 0-20 Nm- 336 Am Edt Mon Apr 23 2018
.small craft should exerise caution...
Today..Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Showers likely in the morning. Chance of Thunderstorms. Showers in the afternoon.
Tonight..South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of Thunderstorms in the evening. Showers likely. Slight chance of Thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday..Southwest winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Showers likely and slight chance of Thunderstorms.
Tuesday night..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and slight chance of Thunderstorms in the evening.
Wednesday..West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Wednesday night..West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Thursday..West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Thursday night..Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Friday..West winds 5 knots becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers.
AMZ500 Synopsis For Flagler Beach To Jupiter Inlet Out To 60 Nm- 336 Am Edt Mon Apr 23 2018
Synopsis..A high pressure ridge centered off the mid atlantic coast will shift slowly east ahead of an area of low pressure and its associated frontal trough early this week. The trough will pass through the local waters on Tuesday, with high coverage of showers and Thunderstorms ahead of it. Poor to hazardous boating conditions will continue today as a fresh to moderate breeze veers to the south. Winds will gradually weaken to a moderate breeze and veer to the west by Wednesday and Thursday.
Gulf stream hazards..SEas to 6 to 7 feet offshore. The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system as of Sunday april 22nd. 39 nautical miles east of ponce inlet. 28 nautical miles east of port canaveral. 24 nautical miles east of sebastian inlet. 15 nautical miles east of fort pierce inlet. 9 nautical miles east of saint lucie inlet.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Cocoa West, FL
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Area Discussion for - Melbourne, FL
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area forecast discussion
national weather service melbourne fl
323 am edt Mon apr 23 2018

Discussion
Today... A strong mid level closed low across the tn valley today
will induce diffluent flow aloft with increasing low to mid level
moisture across east central florida as pwats climb to 1.7 to 1.8
inches this afternoon. Low level southeast flow in the h9-h8 layer
will veer to the s-sw this afternoon as surface flow along the coast
remains southeast today providing low level convergence across the
coastal counties. High resolution short range guidance indicates a
prefrontal line of showers and some storms will move toward the nw
forecast area into mid day and then transition eastward with
additional convective development across the remainder of east
central florida into the mid to late afternoon. Will continue high
rain chances in the 70-80 percent range with categorical pops across
the ERN sections of east central florida including the coastal
counties. Environmental parameters will support some robust
convection with some strong storms today with cool mid level temps
to -10 c at 500 mbs, and CAPE to 1500-2000 j kg. Locally heavy rain,
gusty winds to 45-50 mph and small hail are possible with the
strongest storms. Highs should reach the lower to mid 80s before
storms cool the area off into the 70s in the late afternoon and
early evening.

Tonight... Scattered to numerous showers and storms will continue
into the evening hours before diminishing over land by around
midnight with a chance of linger showers overnight. Surface winds
from the southeast to south in the evening will slowly veer to the
ssw SW overnight. Lows will be in the mid to upper 60s.

Tue-wed... The closed low will creep eastward over the tennessee
valley on Tuesday before its energy becomes absorbed within a
sharpening trough over the great lakes on Wednesday. In turn, the
system will gradually lose its influence across central florida,
with strongly cyclonic flow aloft becoming mainly zonal by mid
week. Models depict a north-to-south gradient in pops on Tuesday
as better moisture across the southern half of the peninsula
aligns with the best forcing aloft ahead of the trough axis.

Subsequently, pops now range from about 30% north of the
interstate 4 corridor to around 70% across the treasure coast.

Will maintain a chance for thunder given the forecast of cool
500mb temps (-11 to -13c) and the anomalously sharp trough just to
our west. Will carry a dry forecast on Wednesday as the axis of
the trough shifts to our east and more pronounced
subsidence drying builds overhead. Temps remain a few degrees
above their late april climatology, low-mid 80s for highs and low
60s at night.

Thur-sun... Energetic flow aloft continues into late week as multiple
fast-moving shortwave troughs dig toward the deep south around the
base of a much broader trough across the eastern third of the
nation. Despite some differences between the global models'
evolution of two notable short wave troughs, the first expected to
pass by to the north late Thursday night and the second during the
day Saturday, the message is clear: limited moisture return will
keep the prospects for precipitation quite low. Have maintained
small chances (capped at 20%) for precip from Friday into Saturday
as a series of (mostly) dry boundary moves through. These fronts
will maintain offshore flow through at least Saturday and keep
temperatures near to slightly above their late april averages.

Aviation
Multilayered cloudiness will continue through sunrise with some lcl
MVFR CIGS and low shra chances for east coast terminals. High
convective chances are expected into this afternoon as convection
increases in coverage in the 17z-20z time frame with highest
coverage from kmco-sfb eastward to coastal terminals in the late
afternoon and early evening from 20z-02z.

Marine
Today... S SE winds to around 15 knots early this morning will become
s sse this afternoon to 13-16 knots. Higher seas will linger across
the offshore waters and will extend SCA for these areas into the
afternoon from sebastian northward.

Tonight... Southerly winds will increase some tonight with winds to
15-19 knots offshore. Will continue SCA for the volusia offshore
waters with seas to 6-7 ft, with scec conds expected for the
remainder of the offshore waters.

Tue... South to southwest flow expected ahead of a front before winds
turn to the west at night behind the boundary. Winds generally 10-15
knots, though a short period of 15-20 knots is possible behind the
front Tuesday night. Expect seas to subside to 2-4 feet close to the
coast and 3-5 feet offshore, with increasing short period chop due
to offshore flow. Chance for fast-moving storms to push off the
mainland as front moves across the area Tuesday afternoon,
especially south of CAPE canaveral.

Wed-fri... Generally offshore (west) winds expected through late
week, though diurnal sea breeze circulation will cause winds to turn
onshore near the coast each afternoon. Seas generally 2 feet
(nearshore) to 4 feet (offshore).

Preliminary point temps pops
Dab 80 66 83 61 80 60 40 10
mco 85 68 84 63 80 60 50 20
mlb 84 68 84 63 80 70 60 30
vrb 84 69 84 63 80 70 70 30
lee 84 67 83 63 70 40 30 10
sfb 84 67 84 62 80 60 40 10
orl 84 69 84 63 80 60 40 20
fpr 84 68 84 62 80 70 70 30

Mlb watches warnings advisories
Fl... None.

Am... Small craft advisory until 4 am edt early this morning for
flagler beach to volusia-brevard county line 0-20 nm-
volusia-brevard county line to sebastian inlet 0-20 nm.

Small craft advisory until 10 am edt this morning for sebastian
inlet to jupiter inlet 20-60 nm.

Small craft advisory until 4 pm edt this afternoon for volusia-
brevard county line to sebastian inlet 20-60 nm.

Small craft advisory until 4 am edt Tuesday for flagler beach to
volusia-brevard county line 20-60 nm.

Ulrich volkmer


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
TRDF1 - 8721604 - Trident Pier, FL 8 mi51 min ESE 7 G 13 73°F 76°F1017.7 hPa
41113 - Cape Canaveral Nearshore, FL (143) 11 mi46 min 75°F4 ft
41118 19 mi69 min 74°F4 ft
41009 - CANAVERAL 20 NM East of Cape Canaveral, FL 31 mi49 min SE 16 G 19 74°F 73°F7 ft1016.5 hPa70°F
SIPF1 38 mi54 min S 9.9 75°F 76°F1017 hPa
GTXF1 - Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve, FL 94 mi114 min SE 7 71°F 1018 hPa69°F

Wind History for Trident Pier, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Skid Strip, FL11 mi43 minSE 109.00 miA Few Clouds72°F68°F89%1016.2 hPa
Cocoa - Patrick Air Force Base, FL11 mi43 minSE 810.00 miPartly Cloudy74°F74°F100%1016.7 hPa
Melbourne International Airport, FL18 mi46 minSSE 59.00 miA Few Clouds75°F72°F90%1016 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Cocoa Beach
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Mon -- 02:33 AM EDT     3.55 feet High Tide
Mon -- 02:37 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 06:49 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:49 AM EDT     0.25 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 01:46 PM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 02:56 PM EDT     3.37 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:52 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:17 PM EDT     0.00 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.333.53.53.12.41.60.90.40.30.61.21.92.63.23.43.12.61.810.300.10.7

Tide / Current Tables for Trident Pier, Port Canaveral, Florida
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Trident Pier
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Mon -- 02:34 AM EDT     4.03 feet High Tide
Mon -- 02:37 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 06:49 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:03 AM EDT     0.12 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 01:46 PM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:07 PM EDT     3.21 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:52 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:09 PM EDT     0.07 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.63.43.943.62.921.10.40.10.30.81.52.32.93.23.12.61.91.10.40.10.20.8

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